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Uplift habit of preaching peace and unity – Bawumia charges religious leaders

Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has charged religious leaders to propagate peace and unity when they mount their pulpit to preach the gospel.

This he says is very necessary, so Ghana can continue to have its long-lasting peace it has enjoyed since.

Speaking at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Adabraka Official Town, on Sunday, August 22, 2021 on the theme for the event, “Celebrating the Favour of God, the Vice President said “I wish to urge the leadership of all religious bodies to use the pulpit to propagate the message of peace and unity to stress the need to maintain the oneness and peace the nation continues to enjoy despite our challenges”.

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Stressing the need for the continuous partnership between religious groups and the Government, the Vice President assured of an enabling environment for such fruitful partnerships to materialize.

“Christians owe it as a duty to uplift the sense of responsibility in the country as well as help fight pockets of corruption and impunity. Sincere Christians can do this by strengthening democracy and speaking out.

“Without doubt, the Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of developing our dear nation. May I hereby seize this opportunity to encourage the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the entire Christian Community, and indeed other faith-based organizations, to continue partnering with the Government in its developmental efforts! Please be assured that we shall continue to provide the enabling environment for such fruitful partnership to materialize.”

Dr. Bawumia however, commended Rev Kwadwo Owusu-Sarpong for his three decades of service to the Church and Ghana, indicating that despite his difficult beginning, “God had a plan for you and His favor has indeed reflected in your life.”

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“I implore you to let your voice be heard in the national discourse; the nation needs independent voices like yours. Be assured that you are on the side of God and that He will keep and watch over you.

“As you serve Mother Ghana and the Church, commit yourself to the tenets of the Church and the constitution of Ghana. As 1 Timothy 4:15 admonishes, “Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.”

 

 

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